If you ask Bachelorette contestant Kasey, nothing says love like a wrist tattoo.
After his corny come-ons failed to impress Ali Fedotowsky during a one-on-one date in Monday’s episode, the 27-year-old California ad exec took drastic measures to prove his love.
"I can honestly say, at this point, I choose to be here for you," Kasey told Ali, 25, during their museum date. "I choose you and I hope that one day you can choose me. I told you in the very beginning. I'm here to guard and protect your heart."
Also during their date, Kasey broke into song, inspired by Fedotowsky.
Joked season 4 Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas to UsMagzine.com, "My first thought was: is this an American Idol audition? My skin was crawling for both of them. Ali looked so uncomfortable and he just didn't stop. It was silly! He did not catch the hint the first time around."
When Fedotowsky told her potential suitor she couldn't give him a rose after the date — but didn't want to count him out just yet — Kasey scrambled to further show his devotion.
Sneaking out of the condo he and his fellow contestants share, Kasey stopped into a tattoo parlor to get a six-inch tattoo for Ali on his wrist of a heart being protected by a shield.
"I'm wearing my heart and my emotions literally on my sleeve," he told the other contestants after returning to the condo with a bandage over his new ink job and a lame excuse he was hospitalized for a burn.
His housemates were far from impressed once they found out the real story.
"Getting a tattoo… that doesn't prove anything, except the fact that you're nuts," sniped Frank.
When it came time for Kasey to reveal his new ink to Ali during the final rose ceremony, Frank interrupted his big moment.
In the end, Kasey did earn a rose from Ali, but weatherman Jonathan and Jesse weren't as lucky.
So why did Ali keep Kasey around? "Because he's great TV and a producer probably told her to!" Pappas told Us. "I thought for sure she would keep Jesse. That blew my mind. They seemed to have OK chemistry compared to some of the other guys there."
On next week's episode, Ali takes the remaining nine finalists to Iceland — and Kasey debates if and when to show Ali his ink.
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